SMC Ships Hotspot Gateway Kit

Irvine-based SMC Networks has shipped a new product geared at allowing companies to easily set up an Internet wireless hotspot. The company's new EliteConnect Hotspot Gateway Kit supports 2.4Ghz 802.11g, combining both a wireless access point with accounting and authentication services. The $899 product also includes the ability to add a POS ticket printer to allow companies to quickly and easily set up a paid WiFi access point. The company's hardware is designed for use in coffee shops, hotel lobbies, transportation hubs and more and handles access-based billing and customized splash screens for providers.